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Clay Sculpture courses

Clay sculpture courses, classes and workshops taught by independent ceramic artists all across the UK.

Northamptonshire - Next course on 23rd September 2019
Set in the picturesque wooded valley of Lamorna in West Cornwall, and only a 10 minute walk to the coast & Lamorna Cove, this 5 day Art Holiday allows time to create a beautiful piece of sculpture for your garden whilst enjoying the relaxing surroundings of the Lamorna area, which is steeped in art history. Be inspired by the woodland setting with the babbling stream running through the valley down to the sea at Lamorna...
London - Next course on 2nd March 2019
This two day course is an introduction to sculpting and casting with Jesmonite. A versatile material formed from an acrylic-modified gypsum composite. A safe alternative to fibreglass and as a lightweight alternative to cast concrete. This two day course will explore the different applications of Jesmonite. Working with thixotrope, retardant and quadaxical glass. Participants will have the opportunity to work with Jesmonite hands on, constructing simple shapes through three basic forms of mould making. Day...
Join Brenda Burgess for this seasonal, unusual and joyous sculpting session. By the end of our time together you will have produced a ceramic Christmas wreath that will grace your festive table for years to come. All abilities truly welcome as are group enquiries. Firing available at small extra charge
The course provides a thorough experience of hand building techniques including, pinching, coiling, slabbing, press moulding and solid building. You will learn about form, joining clay, carving and texturing your clay sculptures and how to refine and finish your work. I make sculptural ceramics for interior and exterior spaces. I also make birdbaths, bonsai pots, platters, vases, wall pieces and murals. - anything that happens to be handbuilt! Clay is a wonderful tactile material that...
Cleveland/Teesside/County Durham
Come along and create a beautiful ceramic tealight holder. This is a wonderfully relaxing workshop, bring along a friend or two. Alison will take you through the steps of rolling out, texturing and stamping, cutting out your tealight holder and preparing it ready for firing in the kiln. Two weeks later, you can decorate your tealight holder with ceramic glazes which will then be fired and be ready to collect (or posted) in 2 weeks...
Are you thinking of a new art class for your children - why not join Sue Wagstaff’s new Monday art class at Parndon Mill in Harlow? New Children’s Art Class starting in January 2019 Mixed Media ages 8-14 years Monday 4.30 - 6.00 10 week term £120 (including materials) This class is aimed at children who have an interest in art and want to develop further in a friendly, relaxed and focused environment. Students will...
Edinburgh City
The course will run on Wednesdays from 6 - 9pm. This is a Figurative clay modelling Evening Class where students will be supported by experienced sculptor Alan Beattie Herriot to produce a model in clay on an armature. The course has an open format so students can decide what they want to make. Some outcomes have been, a portrait head, a standing, sitting or reclining figure or an animal. Places are limited to 10
Edinburgh City
The Figure : Making and Meaning with sculptor Kenny Hunter Kenny will be leading this Clay Modelling course on the narrative possibilities of the Figure in Sculpture at Powderhall Bronze. * Please note the course dates have changed and this course will now run in March 2019. Kenny will give an Introductory ArtistsTalk on Wednesday 6th of March 2019 from 6 - 9 pm The talk and slideshow will introduce new approaches to working with...
Shropshire - Next course on 1st March 2019
Get creative sculpting beautiful animals with Stella in this gentle introduction to working in clay. Through this versatile and therapeutic medium, you will learn skills in observation and develop confidence in working in three dimensions. Using basic slab techniques you will be shown how to construct animal forms, adding detail to your work to capture the character of the subject. With a background in 'Illustration', Stella has recently been producing work in clay. Her love...
An introduction to life sculpture, with tools and materials provided. Experienced sculptor Sophie Howard will guide participants through the process of making a scaled down sculpture of the live model in terracotta clay. This two day course will include modelling from observation, and full guidance will be provided. Those with some experience as well as complete beginners are welcome. Completed pieces can be fired later and preparation for firing is included in the course. There...